General Social Survey, 2004

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Choose: 1) There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age; 2) There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18; or 3) There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography.
  1) There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age
  2) There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18
  3) There should be not laws forbidding the distribution of pornography
  8) Don't know
  9) No answer

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age 339 38.7% 38.7% -.86
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18 493 56.3% 95% .36
There should be not laws forbidding the distribution of pornography 37 4.2% 99.2% 1.57
Don't know 4 .5% 99.7% 7.66
No answer 3 .3% 100% 8.87

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-44 45-64 65+ TOTAL
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age 21.9%
41
35.4%
90
39.0%
115
66.7%
92
38.7%
338
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18 74.9%
140
59.4%
151
55.3%
163
27.5%
38
56.3%
492
There should be not laws forbidding the distribution of pornography 2.7%
5
4.7%
12
4.7%
14
4.3%
6
4.2%
37
Don't know 0.5%
1
0.0%
0
0.7%
2
0.7%
1
0.5%
4
No answer 0.0%
0
0.4%
1
0.3%
1
0.7%
1
0.3%
3
TOTAL 100.0%
187
100.0%
254
100.0%
295
100.0%
138

874


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age 25.2%
105
50.9%
234
38.7%
339
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18 70.4%
293
43.5%
200
56.3%
493
There should be not laws forbidding the distribution of pornography 3.4%
14
5.0%
23
4.2%
37
Don't know 0.7%
3
0.2%
1
0.5%
4
No answer 0.2%
1
0.4%
2
0.3%
3
TOTAL 100.0%
416
100.0%
460

876


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school Associate/Junior college Bachelor's Graduate TOTAL
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age 50.0%
59
39.2%
177
39.0%
30
36.3%
53
22.9%
19
38.6%
338
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18 42.4%
50
56.5%
255
57.1%
44
58.2%
85
71.1%
59
56.3%
493
There should be not laws forbidding the distribution of pornography 5.1%
6
3.5%
16
2.6%
2
5.5%
8
6.0%
5
4.2%
37
Don't know 1.7%
2
0.4%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.5%
4
No answer 0.8%
1
0.2%
1
1.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
3
TOTAL 100.0%
118
100.0%
451
100.0%
77
100.0%
146
100.0%
83

875


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Liberal Moderate, middle of the road Conservative TOTAL
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age 19.3%
38
40.2%
131
48.3%
159
38.5%
328
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18 76.6%
151
53.7%
175
47.4%
156
56.6%
482
There should be not laws forbidding the distribution of pornography 3.6%
7
5.2%
17
3.6%
12
4.2%
36
Don't know 0.5%
1
0.3%
1
0.3%
1
0.4%
3
No answer 0.0%
0
0.6%
2
0.3%
1
0.4%
3
TOTAL 100.0%
197
100.0%
326
100.0%
329

852


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Widowed Divorced Separated Never married TOTAL
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age 43.0%
195
65.1%
41
39.0%
53
51.7%
15
18.0%
35
38.7%
339
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18 53.1%
241
30.2%
19
55.9%
76
41.4%
12
74.7%
145
56.3%
493
There should be not laws forbidding the distribution of pornography 3.5%
16
4.8%
3
3.7%
5
3.4%
1
6.2%
12
4.2%
37
Don't know 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.5%
2
0.0%
0
1.0%
2
0.5%
4
No answer 0.4%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
3.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.3%
3
TOTAL 100.0%
454
100.0%
63
100.0%
136
100.0%
29
100.0%
194

876


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other TOTAL
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age 40.3%
285
30.9%
30
33.8%
24
38.7%
339
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18 55.6%
394
59.8%
58
57.7%
41
56.3%
493
There should be not laws forbidding the distribution of pornography 3.2%
23
8.2%
8
8.5%
6
4.2%
37
Don't know 0.4%
3
1.0%
1
0.0%
0
0.5%
4
No answer 0.4%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
3
TOTAL 100.0%
708
100.0%
97
100.0%
71

876


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Jewish None Other TOTAL
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age 48.3%
227
36.6%
78
0.0%
0
16.0%
21
26.0%
13
38.8%
339
There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18 47.2%
222
59.2%
126
100.0%
10
77.1%
101
64.0%
32
56.2%
491
There should be not laws forbidding the distribution of pornography 3.8%
18
3.8%
8
0.0%
0
5.3%
7
8.0%
4
4.2%
37
Don't know 0.4%
2
0.5%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
2.0%
1
0.5%
4
No answer 0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.5%
2
0.0%
0
0.3%
3
TOTAL 100.0%
470
100.0%
213
100.0%
10
100.0%
131
100.0%
50

874

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